Posts Tagged ‘closeouts’

Ready, Set, Knit #161 – Interview with Gail Callahan

Monday, January 25th, 2010
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit, Steve shared some new yarns and new closeouts that have recently arrived at the shop.  It’s a very busy time with all of the new spring yarns

New Yarn

Cotton Spring from Artyarns
Picaboo from Frog Tree Alpacas
Sari from S. Charles Collezione

Lace Ball from Schoppel Wolle
Cotton Classic Lite from Tahki Yarns
Mia from Tahki Yarns

New Closeouts

Alpalite from Filatura Di Crosa
Duchess from Classic Elite Yarns
Classic One Fifty from Classic Elite Yarns

I had the immense pleasure of talking with our own Gail Callahan, a.k.a. The Kangaroo Dyer.  Gail’s first book is about to be released and to say that we’re excited would be the understatement of the year!  Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece will be available in just a few short weeks.  I know I am biased when I say this, but the book is fabulous.  It’s chock full of great information that is organized in a very logical and readable way.  The pictures are glorious and to top it off – it’s spiral bound!

We are currently taking pre-orders for Gail’s book so be sure to order yours!  The cost is $18.95 and remember it’s part of our WEBS discount!

We’ll also be hosting the official launch party for Gail and her book on Sunday, February 21st from 12-4.  Yes – a rare Sunday opening!  It’s going to be a great party so be sure to plan to join us.  To help us be sure we have enough food, etc., please register for this free event by calling Customer Service at 1.800.367.9327.



Ready, Set, Knit #149

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit, Steve & I talk about several new yarns , a few gift ideas and some of the newest Valley Yarns Patterns!

Schafpate Sock Yarn from Opal
Los Angeles from Wisdom
Cashmere Scarf Kits for Her from Jade Sapphire
Bamboo Interchangeable Needle Set from WEBS
Knitting Bags from Namaste
Christmas Stocking Kits from Judy’s Colors

Thetis Pullover knit in Valley Yarns Colrain

Selene Striped Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Superwash DK

Hampshire Tweed Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Williamstown

Soft Cables Afghan knit in Valley Yarns Amherst

Pixie & I continue the 3-button Jacket KAL from Classic Elite  featuring one of their great new fall yarns, Chesapeake.

You can listen to Ready, Set, Knit! via our website or you can download the podcast on iTunes.



Ready, Set, Knit #148

Monday, October 12th, 2009
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On this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit! I have the pleasure of talking with Knitter’s Review Founder Clara Parkes.  Clara’s sophomore book, The  Knitter’s Book of Wool hits stores next week. 

I have to say, after the success of her first book, The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, I wasn’t sure how she was going to top it.

I should never have doubted Clara for a moment.  Shame on me!  The Knitter’s Book of Wool is an in depth adventure into all things wool.  It is informative, interesting and a must have in your library.

You’ll also want to check out this week’s Knitter’s Review in which Clara discusses nine of her favorite woolly yarns.

Before we talked with Clara, Steve & I got pretty silly with this week’s line-up of new yarns.  You’ll have to listen in to truly understand, but here are the yarns we discussed:

New Yarns

Yummy from Fibranatura
Cocoon & Cocoon Multi from Rozetti
North Pole from Wisdom Yarns


Classic Wool from Shepherd
Pastaza from Cascade
Colour 4 Me 8-Ply from Shepherd
Baby  Alpaca Chunky from Cascade

Dolce from Cascade

In the second half, I was tickled to welcome Pixie back to the show after a much deserved vacation.  She was raring to go and we launched right into our next KAL!

Project:  3 Button Jacket from Classic Elite’s Weekend Pattern Booklet 9102

Yarn:  Classic Elite Chesapeake – 50% organic cotton/50% merino wool

Amounts:  9(10, 11, 13, 14) depending on size 34½ (38, 42, 46½, 50½)”

Needles:  Recommend #7 or whatever size you need to attain a gauge of 21 sts and 30 rows over 4″.  Also one 24″ circular needle 2 sizes smaller than the body needle.

Other:  Size G crochet Hook, cotton waste yarn for stitch holders, 3 buttons, tapestry needle, locking ring markers.

This is a truly great jacket. 

Just a reminder that Clara Parkes will be teaching at WEBS on November 7th.  We have a few spots left.  You can read about the class and register here.  She’ll also be signing books after her class so be sure to join us!


Note:  Edited to add links to new yarns.

Sheep Shop Savings

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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WEBS is known for not only terrific customer service and a great selection of all things knitting/weaving/crochet related, we are also known for our closeouts.  We buy a lot of closeouts most of which come in, get sold and go away.  I’m aware we have them, glad to be able to offer them to all of you and that’s about it for me.  Occasionally there is one that comes along that totally tickles me (and no, despite what Steve says they are not always just the cashmere closeouts).  Then there are the rare few that make me just a bit sad.   That is how I feel about the Sheep Shop yarns we are closing out.

We’ve carried Sheep 1 and Sheep 3 since they arrived on the yarn scene.  We added Sheep Feet too.  We loved the yarns, we loved the patterns and Sheep Shop’s founder and creative force is someone I truly like as a person.  She has other pursuits that are demanding her time and although once the inventory we have is gone, it’s gone, I would suggest you all stay tuned for the next iteration.  Although I know of no plans, there’s just something in my gut that says there will be another chapter to this yarn story. 

So here we go folks.  These are amazing yarns, gorgeous colors and the prices are just crazy.  This is one of those opportunities where you do not want to miss out.  This is stash-building yarn at the bare minimum.  I’ve photographed several different colors for each of the yarns, but please know there is more than what I am showing and that there are solids and multis for Sheep 1, 2 and 3.  I’m just partial to the multis.

Let’s start at the beginning with Sheep 1.  Sheep 1is a single-ply heavy worsted yarn that knits at 4-4.5 stitches to the inch. This refined and supple wool of highly consistent thickness knits and felts beautifully.  The colorways are gorgeous.  Each hank has 130 yards. Original price was $15.00/hank and it’s now available in both solids and multis for $8.49.


Sheep 2 is a lovely hand-dyed two-ply super soft wool yarn. These multi-hued colorways create a lovely effect with no chance of awkward pooling.   It knits at 3-3.5 sts per inch on a #10.5 or #11 needle.  This bulky gauge will be a fast and fun knit.  Original price was $17.60/hank and we now are offering Sheep 2 for $8.99/hank.  Again, there are a lovely array of solids and multis.


Sheep 3 is simply loverly.  I already have some in my stash and more is coming home!  Sheep 3 is a two-ply silk and wool yarn with soft round fiber takes the dye beautifully.  It knits at 6-6.5 stitches per inch on a #5 needle and each hank has a whopping 325 yards!  Original price was $25.20 per hank and you can now own Sheep 3 for $11.99/hank.


Sheep Feet is Sheep Shop’s answer to sock yarn.  It comes in two flavors – Sheep Feet and Sheep Feet 2.  The original Sheep Feet is made of 100% washable merino wool and each hank has 218 yards.  This means you need TWO hanks for a pair of socks.  It knits at 5-6 stitches per inch on a #4.  Original Price was $20.00/hank and it’s now available for $10.99/hank. 

 Sheep Feet 2 is also 100% washable merino wool but knits at 8 stitches to the inch on a #1-#2 needle.  Each hank has 328 yards, which means for a simple patterning sock you can probably get a pair out of one hank.  Anything with a lot of patterning or a longer length will require two hanks.  Originally priced at $20.80/hank, we are offering it at $11.29/hank so we suggest you buy two just to be safe. 

Last, but not least, we also have the pleasure of offering Sheep Spin.  Sheep Spin is 4oz braids of 100% merino wool dyed in some of the most gorgeous colors from the Sheep Shop palette.  Originally $15.00/braid, they now retail for $7.99. 

The Sheep Shop collection are truly special yarns and at these great prices, are absolutely not to be missed!